Community debate concerning event sales
By Daniel Chavkin
In April, this university announced its plans to research the possibility of selling alcoholic drinks at sporting events. In an email to the community, Vice President of Student Affairs Linda Clement stated that the university would conduct research to present in conjunction with Dining ...
Fifth annual NHBT features competitive bracket
By Mauricio Rivera
For the Mitzpeh
After a weekend filled with scheduled festivities, prayer services and preliminary games, bracket play began for all Jewish basketball teams from universities around the country who gathered for the fifth annual National Hillel Basketball Tournament on Sunday, April 19.
Keepin’ it kosher; Jewish students may have options
By Natalie Koltun, For the Mitzpeh, @Nat_Koltun
As any student who keeps kosher will tell you, the University of Maryland is limited in food options that align with the
strict diet. Aviva Pollack, a senior classical languages and literature major, regularly attends university basketball
games and finds the lack of kosher ...
Men’s basketball ranks in top 10 for first time since ‘03
By Daniel Chavkin
For the first time in many years, the University of Maryland men’s basketball team is bringing excitement to the student body. Fresh off an upset win over No. 5 Wisconsin and another big win against Michigan, students are starting to believe that Maryland may be a threat to win it ...
Pros explore racial issues at symposium
By Ryan Connors
As probably the least known panelist at the university’s ninth annual Shirley Povich Symposium, Damian Thompson did not seem phased by the television personalities around him at the Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center on Nov. 11.
But Thompson, the curator of sports for the Smithsonian Museum of African-American ...
Michigan game first in 3 years some Jews can attend
By Daniel Chavkin
The Maryland Terrapins football team played Michigan State in the Terps’ first home game under the lights since 2011 on Nov. 15.
While many students were excited to witness such a rare event, this was an even more special occasion for the university’s Jewish population. Normally, Jews who observe Shabbat are unable to ...
Player Profile: Jacob Susskind
By Senaya Savir
Anticipation and excitement. These are two accurate descriptions to illustrate the feelings among the University of Maryland community and the men’s basketball team.
Jacob Susskind from West Orange, New Jersey, is especially excited. The senior point guard came to play for the Terps as a walk-on player his freshman year ...
Wrecking Ballz take it all at Kedma tourney
By Daniel Chavkin and Adam Barry
Kedma, the university’s Orthodox student group held its fourth annual dodgeball tournament at the Armory on Nov. 1.
Anyone was eligible to play in the tournament, though most players were Kedma -or Hillel-affiliated, according to Shimon Epstein, the vice president of Kedma.
Intramural sports during high holidays raise conflicts
During the high holiday season, many Jewish students on campus are forced to miss classes, tests, and homework. A dilemma often unvisited is the idea of intramural sports scheduled during the Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur and Sukkot period. Four intramural sports are being offered this fall: men’s soccer, coed soccer, men’s basketball, and coed ...
Yom Kippur marks first Big10 home game for Terps
Two years ago, the University of Maryland Board of Regents accepted an invitation to join the Big Ten Conference athletically and academically, to begin this year. Doing so meant venturing from the Atlantic Coast Conference, a conference the university helped found in 1953.
The Terps played their first Big Ten home game on Sept. 12, ...